I have one machine set up each way, an Algorithmics
P5064/R5260 running LE on a 2.2.12 kernel and a
MIPS Malta/4KC running BE under 2.4.1. There are pros
and cons. On one hand, most of the "bleeding edge"
work is only tested on BE SGI platforms before being
checked-in, and the BE userland binary distributions
are more complete. On the other hand, it's generally
easier to port drivers for x86-oriented peripherals to
a LE kernel.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Dharm" <email@example.com>
To: "Linux-MIPS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 10:01 PM
> What's the preferred endianness for Linux-MIPS? I can't really go
> into why I'm asking (sensitive NDA information), but I'm basically
> faced with a group that wants to work in LE. However, my
> understanding was that Linux-MIPS generally ran BE.
> Or can it be built either way? I know OpenBSD runs LE.... not like
> that means anything to this group, tho.
> Matt Dharm
> Matthew D. Dharm Senior Software Designer
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